BREAKING: SABC fires 3 more journalists

2016-07-19 11:42

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Cape Town - The SABC on Tuesday morning fired Busisiwe Ntuli, a specialist producer for the investigative programme Special Assignment, Lukhanyo Calata, a SABC journalist in Cape Town, and economics editor Thandeka Gqubule.

Calata is the son of struggle activist Fort Calata, who was one of the Cradock Four.

This brings to seven the number of journalists sacked by the public broadcaster since Monday. Freelance journalist Vuyo Mvoko's contract with the corporation was terminated earlier this month.

Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp were informed of their axing on Monday.

Their lawyer told News24 that they would fight their dismissals at the highest court.

The journalists are part of the so-called SABC 8 who have been targeted by the public broadcaster for speaking out against censorship. They were recently awarded with the Nat Nakase award for fearless journalism and have since approached the Constitutional Court for direct access to reverse the action against them.

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